Medicine with Foundation Year Course Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the Medicine with Foundation Year (6 Year) course at Leicester Medical School.

Please note that this course is only open to those who have been resident in the East Midlands for the previous two years and have attended a school in the East Midlands for your A-Levels or BTEC.

Applicants for the Medicine with Foundation Year Course must meet the academic and widening participation criteria as well as the requirements on the Other Requirements page.

Widening Participation Requirements

Widening participation criteria Applicants must meet all criteria in Group A and one criterion in Group B.

Group A

• Have been resident in the East Midlands for two years prior to the start of the course and are due to complete or have recently completed your A-Levels/BTEC/IB (completion should be no longer than two years prior to the start of the course).

• Living in a neighbourhood with low young participation in higher education within the East Midlands. Postcode in quintile 1 or 2 in POLAR3 young participation – (postcode to be checked on or living in a neighbourhood with a high level of multiple deprivation – postcode with an Index of Multiple Deprivation decile of 4 or below – (postcode to be checked on

• Attended a non-selective state school for GCSEs. (UCAS reference or confirmation letter from the school will be required).

Group B

• Are, or have previously been, in local authority care/looked after. (A confirmation letter from the Local Authority is required).

• Living in a household with an income of no more than £35,000. (Documentary evidence required).

• Be the sole carer of a parent/s, or if living away from home being the sole carer of a sibling. (A confirmation letter from your school is required).

• Have refugee status. (A letter from the Home Office is required).

• Attended a non-selective state school for GCSEs where the Attainment 8 score is below the national average. For 2018 entry, GCSE performance in 2016 will be considered according to the Department for Education performance tables. (UCAS application).

Widening Participation Evidence

If you meet both the criteria in Group A you will be emailed by the Admissions Team, after 15 October, to provide evidence for the Group B criterion.

Please do not submit this evidence before being emailed as you will have to complete a form to enclose with you evidence.

Due to the volume of applications we cannot confirm when your evidence has been received. We also cannot send evidence back so please ensure that you do not send original copies of documents to us.

Academic Entry Requirements

These are the academic entry requirements for UK students for 2018 entry to the Medicine with Foundation Year (6 Year) A199 Course. To apply for this course you must meet the academics requirements as well as the Widening Participation criteria. There are different entry requirements for applicants applying to the A100 course.

This Widening Participation programme is only available to UK applicants who are currently studying A Levels in year 13 of their education or have left within the last two years prior to the start of the course and who also fulfill our Widening Access, Contextual and Social Criteria.


You must have achieved at least a grade C in English Language, Mathematics, and 2 sciences, including Chemistry, or Double Science.

We do not specify a minimum number of A* grades at GCSE. However, we do take GCSE performance into consideration when selecting applicants for interview, as competition for our places is so intense.

A Levels

With the advent of linear A levels we now require candidates applying as undergraduates to have 3 subjects including Chemistry and Biology (or Human Biology), with predicted grades of BBB.

We do not currently insist on a 4th AS or EPQ, although in some situations eg a tie-break pre- or post-interview, or a ‘near miss’ on results day, this may act in a candidate’s favour.

Our standard offer for Medicine with Foundation Year (6 Year) course is BBB.

If you study Mathematics and Further Mathematics, you may only count one of these grades towards your potential offer.

We only accept foreign language A-levels or equivalent if the candidate is not a native speaker of that language. Candidates with foreign language A-levels or equivalent will be asked to declare whether or not they are a native speaker. If another 3rd subject is not offered then candidates in this situation may be made an alternative grade offer should they get to that stage of the process.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

International Baccalaureate

We also accept the International Baccalaureate, for which we require at least 32 points overall, including three Higher Level subjects (including Chemistry and Biology), and three Standard Level subjects. Each subject must be passed with a minimum of five points. We do not consider bonus points.


We accept the BTEC national extended diploma: DDD in Applied Science. We do not accept other BTEC national extended diplomas because they do not cover enough of the required science subject material. We will accept a single BTEC in conjunction with 2 A levels providing the A levels are in Chemistry and Biology.

Candidates with other qualifications or combinations should email listing their qualifications and years of completion.

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